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Can You Learn Violin On Your Own?

It is possible to learn the violin on your own, but it may be more difficult than learning with a teacher. A teacher or a school can provide guidance, feedback, and direction, which can be...

Library Stocktake!

We've completely cleared out our Library as part of our new year overhaul! And we're painstakingly upgrading and adding back in hundreds and hundreds of wonderful pieces of music for you to enjoy - many...

Am I Too Old to Learn the Violin?

NO, you're not too old to learn! It's a common misconception that learning a new skill, such as playing the violin, becomes more difficult as people get older.

Violin Classes Online

Online violin classes have become increasingly popular in recent years, offering a convenient and flexible way for students to learn the instrument. These classes can be taken from anywhere with an internet connection and are...

This Week at ViolinSchool (Week 1, January 2023)

Happy New Year and welcome to ViolinSchool's Programs in 2023! Live classes start again this Thursday, the 5th of January, and Saturday classes begin again next week on the 14th of January. You can find...

Learn Violin Online for Beginners

Learning to play the violin can be a very rewarding and fulfilling experience, and new technologies make it easier than ever to learn online. Online violin lessons for beginners are a convenient and cost-effective way...

How To Teach Yourself Violin

Learning to play the violin can be a challenging and rewarding experience, but it can also be difficult to know where to start if you're teaching yourself. Here are some tips to help you get...

F Major 1 Octave

Here's the scale of F Major in one octave. Listen, sing, then play along with the track until you know the pattern from memory!

C Major 1 Octave

Here's the scale of C Major in one octave. Listen, sing, then play along with the track until you know the pattern from memory!

G Harmonic Minor 1 Octave

Here's the scale of G Harmonic Minor in one octave. Listen, sing, then play along with the track until you know the pattern from memory!

Rumbangolicious Arpeggios

Get ready to play the Rumbango by practising these rumbangolicious arpeggio exercises. Feel the groove of the syncopated rhythms and irregular beats!

Study in A major

This study is jam-packed full of violinistic nutrients … scales, arpeggios and lots of string crossings! And, there are 72 bowing and rhythm patterns to choose from!


This fun piece swings between the Rumba and Tango rhythm patterns. Hold on tight, and keep your timing as precise as possible!

Cradle Song

Schubert wrote this ‘Cradle Song’ in November 1816 to help his friend get their child to sleep!

Make Shift

Make sure there’s nothing makeshift about the way you make shifts! Glide smoothly between 1st and 3rd position on each string, landing perfectly in tune every time!

Rising Tides

The tide rises ever so slowly as you move up and up the chromatic scale to 3rd position on each string. Remember, a rising tide lifts all notes!!

Deep Dives

Take a deep deep dive, descending chromatically in semitones (half steps) and then make sure you come back up for air! Oh, and don’t get eaten by any sharps!

Schloming - Study No. 1, Op. 14

With plenty of scale and arpeggio patterns, Harry Schloming’s Study No. 1 in C major is quite the workout …. a great way to get in shape, and to stay in shape!

We're Having Some Work Done!

It's time for a refresh! We're updating today, so you may notice some changes to the menus, courses, and library pages. We'll be cleaning out and updating the library and the online lessons, and...

Wellerman (Violin Orchestra)

This famous sea shanty from the 1800s tells the story of sailors hunting whales near New Zealand. Here's an exclusive ViolinSchool / Violin Orchestra version!

Swanee River

Old Folks at Home, often known as 'Swanee River', is a gorgeous melody written by Stephen Foster in 1851. Swan off down the river with this exclusive duet version!

My Bonnie Lies Over the Ocean

My Bonnie lies over the ocean, My Bonnie lies over the sea, My Bonnie lies over the ocean, Oh bring back my Bonnie to me … a delightful traditional Scottish folk song.

On the Straight and Narrow Download the sheet music for this exercise from the ViolinSchool library at: This exercise helps you to avoid going out of tune when moving your finger from one string to the next. As...

Don't Forget To Pack Your Violin This Summer!

Wherever you'll be this summer. Don't forget to pack your violin! ViolinSchool's live classes continue throughout the summer on Thursdays and our Saturday courses begin again in early September.

I Like the Flowers

I like the flowers, the daffodils, the mountains, the rolling hills, and the fireside when the nights are cold and I’m singing, “Doo wappa doo wappa doo wappaty wop!

Men of Harlech

Hark! I hear the foe advancing … where are those Men of Harlech! This is a traditional Welsh song about the seven-year siege of Harlech Castle between 1461 and 1468.

4th Finger Exercises

Flex your pinky with this set of 4th finger exercises! Make sure it lands perfectly in tune every time, don’t let the other fingers lead you astray … naughty things!

4th Finger Workouts

Time for some pinky power! Get your 4th finger in tip-top shape - strong and sturdy, supple and sprightly - with this super set of workouts!

Can't find what you're looking for?

We publish new music, resources and tutorials every week. If there's something you're looking for that's not here yet, email [email protected] and we'll see what we can do to help!

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